Construction How-To, Decks, Staining, Wood Stains
Applying a Penetrating Stain and Sealer By Matt Weber Wood remains the top building material for exterior projects because it has a lot going for it. It’s affordable, easy to work with, versatile, and maintains a natural look that blends with the outdoor surroundings. But wood requires maintenance and occasional recoating to keep it looking good and performing well. […]
Construction How-To, Decks, Decks, Decks, Outdoor Living, Outdoor Living - Directory
A fast, efficient—and accurate as all get-out—way to frame your next deck.
Decks, Decks, Outdoor Living - Directory, Outdoors, Painting, Staining, Tools
Tools & Materials for the Outdoor Retreat
Decks, Decks, Decks, Outdoor Living, Outdoor Living - Directory, Painting, Painting, Punch!, Staining
By Matt Weber Staining and Sealing to Fight Mother Nature.
Construction How-To, Decks, Decks, Outdoor Living, Outdoor Living - Directory, Outdoors, Stairs, Stairs
By Matt Weber I spent most of last spring building a big deck, so I wanted a big set of stairs to match. A width between seven to eight feet seemed like ample space for walking and be large enough to give the nearly 40-foot deck a visually complementary stair design. I had left the deck handrail unfinished […]
Decks, Decks, DIY Questions and Answer, Outdoor Living, Outdoor Living - Directory, Punch!
Q: What type of wood do you suggest for building outdoor projects? A: Whether you’re building a deck, gazebo, raised garden bed or front porch, using natural, authentic wood is an excellent choice that affords several different options. Pressure-treated wood is the number one decking material in the country, and a long-time favorite of DIYers, builders and remodelers everywhere. […]
Decks, Decks, Decorating, Outdoor Living, Outdoor Living - Directory, Porches and Gazebos, Projects
By Brent Gwatney Few things in life beat having a cold one on your deck while chicken wings and pork chops sizzle on the barbecue and hickory smoke fills the air. What other part of the home invites relaxation or forget-about-work partying with friends like the deck? For many of us, the design and construction of […]
Construction How-To, Decks, Decks, Decks, Outdoor Living, Outdoor Living - Directory, Water Gardens & Ponds
Here’s a 10×10′ swimming dock that you and your friends can build in a weekend.